Omoyele Sowore has responded to Afrosix Jaara’s suicide note which was triggered by his dad threatening to disown him if he dosen’t publicly apologise to the management of the Akwa Ibom State University.
Below’s the response:
Dear Comrade Iniobong Ekpo: I’ve not met or communicated with you personally before now, however, just read a disturbing piece on Inibehe Effiong’s timeline regarding your unjust suspension from the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) ostensibly because you criticized a mini-tyrant and a former bank thief, the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom.
Here is my take, please do not take your life because of these loafers and political junkies masquerading as academics, your future, brotherly, is greater than theirs and I could share a bit of my life experience with you to buttress my point, I was expelled twice while I studied at the University of Lagos.
First in 1992 and later in 1994. When I was done with my studies at UNILAG they withheld my results such that I missed the NYSC for almost one year, when I completed my NYSC in 1996 they came for me at the passing out parade ground in Yola, Adamawa state they claimed I was plotting against the Abacha military regime, I was arrested and detained for a week t the Nigerian Airforce facility and then they seized my NYSC certificate. But I dusted myself up and acted as if I lost nothing, worked hard with other compatriots and allies around the globe to push the military out of power and then headed to the US from where I obtained a Masters degree from an Ivy League University.
This write up shouldn’t be about me. But I traveled this length with you just to let you know that SUICIDE should not be contemplated when dealing with cowards whose office tenures are transient and at best ephemeral. Stay strong you will come out on the other side a diamond!